Article #4: Avoiding Compulsory Immunization
by Dr. Christopher Kent
Many states have enacted laws which appear to make vaccination mandatory. Virtually all, however, have various types of exemptions. Go to the library and ask the reference desk for a copy of the state statutes. Look up the actual law for yourself. Do not rely on the work of so-called “health officials” who frequently have not read the actual law themselves. Generally, there are three types of exemptions:
- CONSCIENCE EXEMPTIONS. For persons who have moral, ethical or scientific beliefs that oppose vaccinations. Generally, a notarized statement to that effect is all that is needed in those states having a “conscience clause” in their statutes.
- RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS. Members of “recognized” religions with specific tenets and practices opposing immunization are exempt in many states. Generally, a church must have an IRS Tax ID number and a specific church policy that opposes immunization.
- MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS. These are designed to exempt children who have allergies or other medical conditions that would “contraindicate” the administration of the vaccine. In some states, only M.D.’s and osteopathic doctors can issue such certificates, while in others, Chiropractic, and Naturopathic doctors can do so as well. If your doctor is sympathetic and respectful of your position, you might be able to get the doctor to issue a certificate of medical exemption. If you feel strongly about not having your child immunized, exercise your right to choose!
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Influencing Factors
- 3. The Modern Family
- 4. The Newly Married
- 5. The Infant And The Family
- 6. Adults Within The Family
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